About Dr. Tracy A. Corley

Since 1994, I have been helping businesses, governments, and non-governmental organizations develop creative and forward-thinking approaches to change and growth. I have served as a business leader and policy entrepreneur in Seattle, Washington, and Greenville, South Carolina, focused on the issues of sustainability, economic development, small business development, and urban/regional policy. I currently offer strategy, planning, research, and evaluation services for businesses, governments, and nonprofits.

I am committed to helping individuals and organizations set a vision for what is possible and facilitate achieving it. Regardless of their interests and challenges, I help my clients see the big picture and understand the details so that they make that picture of the future real. Your vision and success are my inspiration.

My diverse background helps me understand the multiple criteria that community, civic, and business leaders must face when dealing with complex issues. From designing award-winning buildings as an architect; to advising municipal, state, and national leaders on policy and strategy; to nearly two decades of delivering strategy, planning, research, and communications through consulting and public speaking, I've learned and experienced lots about the need for verifiable data and executable plans in business and government. Even while running a research company or pursuing a Ph.D. in Law and Public Policy, I'm always building my skills, capabilities, and network so that my clients get the interdisciplinary expertise they need. With me, you don't just get a hammer: you get access to an entire toolbox to tackle any product, policy, or program challenge.

Visit my LinkedIn page to learn more about my experience, publications, and affiliations.

Current Endeavors

Selected Professional Experience

Teaching Experience & Selected Guest Lectures & Presentations

  • Northeastern University Lecturer, 2020 to present; Teaching Assistant, 2014 to 2017

  • Harvard University Guest Presentation, 2015

  • Bellevue College Adjunct Faculty, 2010 to May 2011

  • University of Washington Guest Lecturer and Workshop Facilitator, Business and Economic Development Center, Michael G. Foster School of Business, 2004 to 2009

  • Seattle University, Guest Lecturer, MBA program, 2004 to 2008

  • Washington State University Portfolio Judge, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, 2007 to 2009

  • North Seattle Community College Adjunct Faculty, 1999 to 2002

  • Greenville Technical College Adjunct Faculty, 1997

Selected Accomplishments

  • Recipient of the 2021 Gateway Cities Champion Award, MassINC

  • Recipient of 2016-2017 German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst/DAAD) 10-Month Research Grant

  • Recipient of the 2013 Diversity Fellowship, Northeastern University

  • Recipient of the 2007 Jeri McDonald Community Service Award

  • Recipient of the 2006 Banking Industry Top Supplier Award

  • Ranked as a Puget Sound Business Journal's Fastest-Growing Minority-Owned Business, 2005

  • Winner of AIA First Place Award for a 1995 design-build project